Australiasia and the Pacific is home to some extraordinary endemic wildlife, much of it synonymous with the countries they originate from.
In Australia, kangaroos and koalas are obvious animals to see, whilst wombats, quolls, quokkas, spiny echidnas and Tasmanian Devils may be harder to spot. Head to Kakadu National Park, the Blue Mountains, Daintree Forest, Freycinet National Park, Kangaroo Island, Heron Island or Cradle Mountain to give yourself the best chance of seeing some of this exceptional wildlife. Travel to the Great Barrier Reef or Ningaloo Marine Park to see whales, dolphins, dugongs and a wealth of marine wildlife.
New Zealand's birdlife is just as outlandish, with a number of flightless bird species such as the kiwi found here. Head to Maungatautari to see takahe, kiwi, kaka, hihi and kokopu or travel to the outlying Tiritiri Matangi Islands for some exceptional bird spotting. Stewart Island is the place to see kiwi. The Catlins Coast is the place to see fur seals, sea lions, penguins and sea birds, whilst Kaikoura is the place to see dolphins, sperm whales and orca.
These are just a handful of the options available though. You can also tailor-make your wildlife holiday to Australasia and the Pacific by adding a city stay, activity and adventure holiday or other excursion to your itinerary; talk to a destination specialist to see what we can do for you.
Our top itineraries for Australasia and Pacific Wildlife Holidays
Either side of this all-inclusive rail journey through the Outback, you’ll sample the wines of the Barossa Valley and enjoy a luxury safari in the wilds of Australia's Top End.
In between beachfront stays, this itinerary will see you explore the wilds of the Daintree Rainforest before enjoying a small-boat cruise on the Great Barrier Reef.
From wine tastings and wildlife excursions to kayaking on pretty bays and national park hikes, this small-ship cruise combines the best of Australian luxury and wilderness.
Top offers for Australasia and Pacific Wildlife Holidays
Early Bird Offer on The Ghan – Save up to £235 pp
Book by: 31 March 2018
Travel aboard the legendary Ghan train as you plunge into the Red Centre's sprawling desert before exploring one of Australia’s greatest wildlife habitats – Kangaroo Island.
Air Offer – Save up to £160 pp
Book by: 31 January 2018
Discover New Zealand's South Island, with an included glacier heli-hike, an overnight Doubtful Sound cruise and a journey on the TranzAlpine train bringing it all to life.